In order to run a blog about graphic medicine, I must first set out to do the impossible: define graphic medicine. A loose definition of graphic medicine is this: comics that contain health topics. One big thing about the comics medium is that it seeks to push beyond boundaries of definitions. There are definitions out […]Read More What is Graphic Medicine?
Why curate graphic medicine? Why is it important to create a database of graphic medicine titles? The simple answer is that there are so many comics about health available. It is hard to keep up with them all. Graphic medicine is a growing field, and that means an ever-expanding list of titles. On most counts, […]Read More My Graphic Medicine Database
Building on the wonderful events with MK Czerwiec at my institution, I led a seminar in my library. It wasn’t necessary for someone to have gone to one of MK’s events, but most everyone there had attended at least one event. Everyone had a basic idea of graphic medicine. This allowed me to take a […]Read More Graphic Medicine Seminar Highlights
This August, I will be headed to Vermont for the annual Comics and Medicine conference hosted by The Center for Cartoon Studies. I am super excited! Last year in Seattle for Comics and Medicine: Access Points, I learned so much and had such a great time. The people who came were creative, intelligent, kind, and […]Read More Comics and Medicine: The Ways We Work
Growing up, I didn’t read comics. Culture told me firmly that, as a girl, comics were not for me. When I was young, I believed that. I was a voracious reader of everything but comics. Until I took a course in library school, that is. At the time, I was thinking I would become a […]Read More My Graphic Medicine Origin Story
Taking day off from my highlights, because @comicnurse will be speaking at @uamshealth. I will live tweet as much as I am able — Alice Jaggers (@AJaggers324) April 27, 2018 It’s about to start! @comicnurse will be speaking on “How Can Comics Improve Our Health?” — Alice Jaggers (@AJaggers324) April 27, 2018 #graphicmedicine helped […]Read More Live Tweeting of MK Czerwiec’s Talk “How Comics Can Improve Our Health”
Why is graphic medicine important? I’ve been having trouble figuring out a way to say why graphic medicine is important. The issue is not that there aren’t reasons why it’s important, but rather that there are so many reasons. Different things are important to different people for so many reasons. What if my reasons don’t […]Read More The Importance of Graphic Medicine